Stevie Glee: My best (and worst moments) in an England shirt

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Ahead of his landmark appearance against Sweden, England captain Steven Gerrard relives the best and worst moments from his previous 99 games for the Three Lions. 

 

Greatest game: Germany 1 England 5, World Cup qualifier in Munich, Sep 2001.

Because of who it was against, the emphatic result, in their backyard and in a World Cup qualifier. It's difficult to beat that. (It was his sixth cap and first goal).

Making his point: Gerrard celebrates after scoring against Germany in 2001

Making his point: Gerrard celebrates after scoring against Germany in 2001

Best England team-mate: Paul Scholes

His game is very similar to mine and I appreciate what he's got, to see him in training and play alongside him. I like him as a person. What he's done at Manchester United as well. Yeah, Scholes. Or Wayne Rooney.

Best opponent: Zinedine Zidane

Magical feet. Feet like hands. Special.

French fancy: Gerrard cites Zidane as the best opponent he has faced in an England shirt

French fancy: Gerrard cites Zidane as the best opponent he has faced in an England shirt

Other fond memories:

Scoring at tournaments, leading the team out and getting wins at tournaments.

The Barmy Army when they get behind you.  The whole country in the tournaments, the way it buzzes, when you see the TV and the way the country completely changes.

Although they have often finished in disappointment with penalty shootouts, the whole experience of going away with England and being the leader of a great team gives me memories that will live with me for ever.

Greek tragedy: Gerrard says his display in the 2002 World Cup qualifier against Greece was his worst for England

Greek tragedy: Gerrard says his display in the World Cup qualifier against Greece was his worst for England

Worst performance...

I always go back to the game against Greece when Beckham scored the worldy free-kick. That was a disappointing performance by me, on the back of me being out a bit late past bedtime. So that's a bad memory

The top three England goals:

v Germany, World Cup qualifier in Munich, September 2001

I've scored many a good goal for Liverpool and I have 19 goals for England but this is up there in my top three. The pitch being wet helped; if it had been dry it might not have gone in, but they are the bits of luck you need to score good goals and win big games.


v Macedonia, European Championships qualifier at Southampton, October 2002

That was a decent strike, a volley.

v Hungary, friendly at Wembley, August 2010

I ran past three men in the area and scored. I don't know how I did it, but there you go (It was his last goal).

 
 

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Your comments:Why is it impossible fo some people to be objective? He's been a very good servant to club and country and doesn't need to be compared to anyone else.

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Oh bell boy. Dont worry Jeremy Kyle is on again in the morning.

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Bell Boy whilst Scholes has achieved more in the premiership he played at a poor level and retired early from international football because he realised it. Gerrard was much more consistent at international level in the last two tournaments he was clearly Englands best player. Scholes had great vision passing and shooting but could not tackle to save he's life if he did not play for Man United he would of been sent off a lot more times. And if Gerrard played for Man United he would be more like and appreciated by all fans. As it seems to be fashionable to be anti-liverpool due to Suarez who love him or hate him is a fantastic footballer.

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Just for the importance of it; I would of thought the Liverpool goal in the Champions league final would have been in there. It triggered the best come back of all time.

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Bell boy, What you dont know is these players know each other better than u do...They spend nights together and are always communicating something u will never do even to a cleaner at your village club. Just have a life.

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trying to claim he's like scholes ...u wish

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